Burton Township Administration Building

14821 Rapids Rd.
Burton, OH  44021
Burton Township Telephone Number 834-1500
Burton Township Fax Number 834-0422
Mailing Address:  P.O. Box 355, Burton, OH  44021

 Welcome to the Burton Township’s Zoning Department!  All are welcome at any of our open meetings or public hearings.

The public hearing on Application #1463-19, submitted by Cleveland Radio Controlaires dba Geauga Radio Controlaires HAS BEEN POSTPONED.  Originally scheduled for Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 7:00 p.m., the public hearing will be held at a future date yet to be determined.  We apologize for this inconvenience.  Thank you.

Board of Zoning Appeals Public Hearing – Thursday – December 5, 2019 – 7:00 p.m.  Application #1457-19, submitted by Scott Hoar requests that:  a conditional use renewal be granted for the purpose of storing equipment and one (1) sub-contractor construction equipment in out-buildings in addition to CLN Portable Restrooms.  This request is made in an R-5 residential district located at 14211 Butternut Road in Burton Township, Ohio.

Zoning Commission will meet for a regular meeting on Tuesday – December 10,2019 at 7:00 p.m.

2019 Zoning Commission Meeting Schedule

Generally, zoning regulations are created in order to maintain certain minimum standards for the township, thereby preserving and enhancing property values. Townships are authorized to enact zoning in accordance with Section 519 of the Ohio Revised Code

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Burton Township - Rick Gruber Zoning InspectorZoning Inspector

The zoning inspector is appointed by the board of trustees for the purpose of enforcing the provisions of the zoning resolution.

Zoning Inspector meets every Tuesday from 7:30 to 8:30 pm at the Administration Building.

  • Zoning Inspector – Rick Gruber
  • Zoning Assistant – Joanne George


Zoning Commission

The zoning commission meets the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm.

The Zoning Commission is comprised of five Burton Township residents and two alternate members who are appointed by the Board of Trustees. These volunteers are responsible for reviewing and offering a recommendation on all text and map amendments to the Zoning Resolution prior to the Trustees final determination on an application.

  • Nick Gorris – Chairman
  • Tim Hess – Vice Chairman
  • Dan Kotek
  • Joe Walkos
  • Mark Sturm – 1st Alternate
  • Greg Rinehart – 2nd Alternate


Board of Zoning Appeals

The Zoning Board of Appeals is quasi-judicial board comprised of five Burton Township residents and two alternate members who are appointed by the Board of Trustees. These volunteers hear and decide upon appeals to administrative zoning decisions, requests for variances and conditional use applications.

  • Tim Snyder – Chairman
  • Alan Skeen – Vice Chairman
  • Leonard Fife
  • John Nelson
  • Vince Strahan
  • Frank Vecchio – 1st Alternate
  • Joseph Dallos – 2nd Alternate